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Old 06-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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I just got a 2007 3274 Daybreak, One of the observations i have is that there is no Spare Tire. I called the dealer he they explained to me that Damon stopped equipping spares.
He also told me that even if they did the jack would be so big it would take up all the space.

Question, Why would they get rid of spare tire, Seems to me if i have a blow out i am looking at paying allot of money to ahve a new tire delivered to me in the middle of no where.

Second Question, In therory if i needed to jack up the coach couldn't i just put blocks under the leveling jacks and then use them to raise the rig?

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I just got a 2007 3274 Daybreak, One of the observations i have is that there is no Spare Tire. I called the dealer he they explained to me that Damon stopped equipping spares.
He also told me that even if they did the jack would be so big it would take up all the space.

Question, Why would they get rid of spare tire, Seems to me if i have a blow out i am looking at paying allot of money to ahve a new tire delivered to me in the middle of no where.

Second Question, In therory if i needed to jack up the coach couldn't i just put blocks under the leveling jacks and then use them to raise the rig?

Kevin
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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We have the 2006 daybreak and were surprized by this too. If you have an ERS plan it comes in handy to get another tire. If you tow a car, you can go get it yourself. Quite a few people just carry their own unmounted tire.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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I am still undecided if I am going to mount my spare.They do make a mount for under the chassis thru winnebago's parts site,but dont know if it will work on all chassis extentions.Think about it,there is nothing that could be done in field unless you carry the right equipment to remove and replace a 135lb tire. For $ 95/year roadside assistance will come and do it for you. You would have the cost of a tire, but chances are slim that it would happen on a reg. basis.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frankie:
I am still undecided if I am going to mount my spare.They do make a mount for under the chassis thru winnebago's parts site,but dont know if it will work on all chassis extentions.Think about it,there is nothing that could be done in field unless you carry the right equipment to remove and replace a 135lb tire. For $ 95/year roadside assistance will come and do it for you. You would have the cost of a tire, but chances are slim that it would happen on a reg. basis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have to agree, I recently brought our mh in to have our tire re-inflated (turns out that the valve extension was loose and made a tire go flat enough that the bead broke and I couldn't re-inflate myself). Anyway, after watching them remove and re-install the tire, I'm sure there's no way I could do it by myself so I'd have to call roadside assistance anyway - paying them for a new tire would be a drag but I'd have to get them to install it anyway so not the end of the world. The weight savings probably offset the extra cost of the tire anyway (as long as you don't have to replace one too often ...)
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Kevin, I have a spare tire with mine stored above the propane tank, but I would probably hurt myself even trying to get the tire out, let alone tryiny to change it. Just a convenience for the people who would have to come out and change a tire , but wouldn't have to mount a new one. Besides the weight of the tire, you would need a couple of hundred pounds of tools aboard to change one. Compressor, impact wrench, etc. If you maintain the tires correctly, watch inflation pressures, and keep them covered during non use, you'll increase your odds of not blowing one in the first place. John H....
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I believe i will just get on a ERS plan and try my best to keep my tires well maintained.

Thanks so much for your replies and advice.

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Kevin,

Good choice. I called Damon and asked them about the spare, as mine did not come with one either, and was told they no longer made the chassis with the spare. I thought about it, and decided that an unmounted spare would be too much of a hassle. I take meticulous care of the tires, and have an ERS plan just in case.

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